Open Mindedness

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Assembly given to students 16-19 about open mindedness - looking at it in terms of work and study habits as well as in terms of attutudes to wards those who are percieved as different

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Open Mindedness

  1. 1. Sixth Form Assembly Monday 19th October 2009
  2. 2. “I’ve got no work to do” I’ve got no work to do = I now have a chance to develop my knowledge and understanding
  3. 3. Your teacher does it At GCSE
  4. 4. Your own reading Art Poetry Newspapers Magazines Books University Prospectuses Encyclopaedias Library You do it Internet Journals Fiction Museums Fill in and expand your knowledge and understanding At Sixth Form
  5. 5. Open Minded
  6. 6. Have you taken your blinkers off yet?
  7. 7. There are other ways
  8. 8. An open mind is not an uncritical mind
  9. 9. • understand and appreciate their own cultures and personal histories • are open to the perspectives, values and traditions of other individuals and communities • are accustomed to seeking and evaluating a range of points of view • are willing to grow from the experience The open minded …
  10. 10. A closed mind A closed mind leads to fear Fear leads to hate
  11. 11. Open Minded Those who are not secure in themselves are most afraid of being open minded Why would you be afraid of understanding other people’s points of view? Where is the threat?
  12. 12. Open Minded
  13. 13. Open Minded
  14. 14. Open Minded
  15. 15. Open Minded
  16. 16. Open Minded
  17. 17. Who are you waiting for to fill you with new ideas? If not now, when? If not you, who?

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